This series, brought to you by Yahoo! Finance, looks at which upgrades and downgrades make sense, and which ones investors should act on. Today, our headlines feature a pair of hikes to price target at aerospace parts suppliers B/E Aerospace (NASDAQ: BEAV ) and Precision Castparts (NYSE: PCP ) . But the news isn't all good, so before we address those two, let's start with why one analyst thinks...
Cliffs could dive
In direct contradiction to the bullish note struck by analysts at BB&T Capital earlier this week (where analysts upgraded Cliffs Natural Resources (NYSE: CLF ) stock on news of its CEO's departure) a different banker announced this morning that it's not nearly so hot on the company's chances. Disagreeing with BB&T's analysis (but agreeing with my own), analysts at CIBC cut their rating on Cliffs from sector perform to underperform.
Top 10 Companies To Buy Right Now: Organic Resources Management(ORI.V)
Organic Resource Management Inc. provides vacuum truck services for the collection, processing, and recycling of food-related organic residuals in Canada. The company offers grease trap services, such as grease trap cleaning, clean-flo preventive maintenance, grease trap repairs, and grease trap installation. It collects the liquefied solid food residuals from approximately 10,000 regularly scheduled grease traps at restaurants, grocery stores, and other food processing facilities. The company also offers drain services, including flushing and snaking, clean-flo preventive maintenance, camera inspection, and sump cleaning; and food processor services comprising handling, transportation, and recycling/disposal of waste water pre-treatment residuals, and off-spec raw materials and product destruction. In addition, it provides food waste recycling services through organic resource recovery system, which is used for the on-site management of solid organic (food) waste, as well as for converting solid organics into slurry. Further, the company offers residuals and feedstock services, such as feedstock recycling, conversion of liquid organic waste into biogas renewable energy, and composting. Organic Resource Management Inc. serves industrial, commercial, and institutional food industry customers primarily in Ontario, the Lower Mainland of British Columbia, and Quebec. The company was founded in 1990 and is headquartered in Woodbridge, Canada.
Top 10 Companies To Buy Right Now: Micronetics Inc.(NOIZ)
Micronetics, Inc. engages in the design and manufacture of radio frequency (RF) and microwave components and sub-assemblies for defense and commercial customers. The company offers RF microwave components, including receiver components, noise components, voltage controlled oscillators, linearized and non-linearized power amplifiers, and broadband mixers and ferrites; and microwave integrated multifunction subassemblies comprising low noise receivers, up and down conversion modules, RF microwave distribution networks, transmit drivers, broadband frequency synthesizers, and phase/amplitude control networks. It also provides test solutions, such as carrier-to-noise, automated noise generators, bench-top noise generators, and hand-held power meter instruments platforms that perform various tests used in performance verification, and emulation of impairments in cellular/PCN/PCS, satellite, television, and cable modem communication systems. The company?s microwave and RF compon ents, and integrated multifunction subassemblies are used in various commercial wireless, defense, and aerospace products, including satellite communications, electronic warfare, and electronic counter-measures; test equipment, subassemblies, and components used to test the strength, durability, and integrity of signals in communication equipment. Its products are embedded in various radars, electronic warfare systems, guidance systems, wireless telecommunications, and satellite equipment; and microwave devices used on subassemblies and integrated systems. The company sells its products in the United States, Canada, Europe, Asia, and Central and South America. Micronetics, Inc. was founded in 1975 and is headquartered in Hudson, New Hampshire.
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Score Media Inc., a media company, provides interactive and authentic sports entertainment in Canada. Its primary asset, theScore Television Network, is a national television service providing sports news, information, highlights, and live event programming. The company�s digital media assets include theScore.com and the mobile sports applications, such as ScoreMobile, ScoreMobile FC, and SportsTap. It also offers an optimized application for the BlackBerry PlayBook tablet, which provides access to real time scores, stats, news, live blogs, and original video. The company serves approximately 6.8 million homes. Score Media Inc. was founded in 2000 and is based in Toronto, Canada. As of October 19, 2012, Score Media Inc. operates as a subsidiary of Rogers Media Inc.
Top 10 Companies To Buy Right Now: SatCon Technology Corporation(SATC)
Satcon Technology Corporation, a clean energy technology company, provides utility-grade power conversion solutions for the renewable energy market, primarily the large-scale commercial and utility-scale solar photovoltaic markets worldwide. The company designs and delivers power conversion solutions that enable producers of renewable energy to convert clean energy into grid-connected electrical power. It also offers system design services and solutions for management, monitoring, and performance measurement to improve capital investment, and quality and performance over the lifespan of an installation. The company?s products include PowerGate Plus, a utility-ready photovoltaic inverter; Equinox, a power conversion solution built on the foundation of PowerGate Plus; Prism, an integrated 1 or 1.25 megawatt medium voltage solution; Solstice, a power harvesting and array management solution; Energy Equity Protection, which comprises Satcon design services, APEX project manag ement, preventative maintenance and warranty programs, and system uptime guarantees; and other legacy power products, including static transfer switches, static voltage regulators, frequency converters, and AC arc furnace line controllers from 5 kilowatts to 100 megawatts. It sells its products and services through direct sales personnel, as well as distributor arrangements. Satcon Technology Corporation was founded in 1985 and is headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts.
Top 10 Companies To Buy Right Now: Cross Timbers Royalty Trust (CRT)
Cross Timbers Royalty Trust operates as an express trust in the United States. The company holds 90% net profits interests in various royalty and overriding royalty interest properties in Texas, Oklahoma, and New Mexico. It also holds 11.11% nonparticipating royalty interests in nonproducing properties located primarily in Texas and Oklahoma; and 75% net profits working interests in 7 oil-producing properties, including 4 properties in Texas and 3 properties in Oklahoma. Cross Timbers Royalty Trust was founded in 1991 and is based in Dallas, Texas.
Top 10 Companies To Buy Right Now: Banca Emilia(EMII.MI)
Banca popolare dell'Emilia Romagna s.c. provides various banking and financial products in Italy and internationally. The company offers deposits and loans; mortgages, advances against bills of exchange, and personal loans; finance to large and small agricultural firms; cooperative credit institution, tax collection, and consultancy services; and financial consulting and insurance products. It also engages in investment trusts and funds management activities; disbursing medium-long term loans, including agricultural credit, land credit, and financing of public works; and offering investment consulting to private and institutional clients, such as cash management, discretionary asset management for private clientele, securities trade on the main international markets, swaps, derivatives, investments in funds, and open-end investment companies. In addition, the company provides factoring, leasing, and consumer credit; and manages a private equity fund. It serves physical per sons, individual businesses, partnerships or limited companies, public administrations, financial businesses, non financial companies, non-residents, and large corporate customers. The company was formerly known as Banca popolare dell?Emilia and changed its name to Banca popolare dell'Emilia Romagna s.c. in 1992. Banca popolare dell'Emilia Romagna s.c. was founded in 1867 and is headquartered in Modena, Italy.
Top 10 Companies To Buy Right Now: Johnson Outdoors Inc.(JOUT)
Johnson Outdoors Inc., together with its subsidiaries, designs, manufactures, and markets seasonal outdoor recreation products used primarily for fishing, diving, paddling, and camping. Its Marine Electronics segment offers battery powered fishing motors for trolling or primary propulsion; sonar and GPS equipment for fish finding and navigation; downriggers for controlled-depth fishing; leisure boat navigation technology; and lake charts. The company?s Outdoor Equipment segment provides consumer tents, sleeping bags, camping furniture, and other recreational camping products; commercial tents, such as party tents and accessories, including lighting systems, interior lining options, and mounting brackets; heavy-duty tents and lightweight backpacking tents for the military, including modular general purpose tents, rapid deployment shelters, and lightweight one and two person tents; and military tent accessories, such as fabric floors, as well as field compasses and digital instruments, and performance measurement instruments. This segment also acts as a subcontract manufacturer for other providers of military tents. It primarily serves camping and backpacking specialty stores, sporting goods stores, catalog and mail order houses, general rental stores, and tent erectors. Its Watercraft segment offers canoes, kayaks, accessories, paddles, and personal flotation devices. The company?s Diving segment manufactures and markets a line of underwater diving and snorkeling equipment, including regulators, buoyancy compensators, dive computers and gauges, wetsuits, masks, fins, snorkels, and accessories for technical and recreational divers. This segment also offers diving gear to dive training centers, aquariums, and resorts. Johnson Outdoors Inc. operates primarily in the United States, Europe, Canada, and the Pacific Basin. The company was founded in 1985 and is headquartered in Racine, Wisconsin.
Top 10 Companies To Buy Right Now: ANSYS Inc (ANSS)
ANSYS, Inc. (ANSYS) develops and globally markets engineering simulation software and services used by engineers, designers, researchers and students across a range of industries and academia, including aerospace, automotive, manufacturing, electronics, biomedical, energy and defense. The Company distributes its ANSYS suite of simulation technologies through a global network of independent resellers and distributors (collectively, channel partners) and direct sales offices in global locations. The Company�� product portfolio consists of ANSYS Workbench, multiphysics product, structural mechanics, fluid dynamics, explicit dynamics, electromagnetic, system simulation, simulation process and data management, academic, high-performance computing (HPC), geometry interfaces, meshing and Apache design low-power electronic solutions. On August 1, 2011, the Company acquired Apache Design, Inc.
ANSYS Workbench is the framework upon which the Company�� suite of advanced engineering simulation technologies is built. The ANSYS Workbench platform delivers productivity, enabling Simulation Driven Product Development.
The Company�� multiphysics product suite allows engineers and designers to create virtual prototypes of their designs operating under multiphysics conditions. ANSYS multiphysics software enables engineers and scientists to simulate the interactions between structural mechanics, heat transfer, fluid flow and electromagnetics all within a single, engineering simulation environment.
The Company�� structural mechanics product suite offers simulation tools for product design. These tools have capabilities that cover a range of analysis types, elements, contacts, materials, equation solvers and coupled physics capabilities all focused towards understanding and solving complex design problems.
The Company�� fluid dynamics product suit! e offers modeling of fluid flow and other related physical phenomena. Fluid flow analysis capabilities provide all the tools needed to design new fluids equipment and to troubleshoot already existing installations. The fluid dynamics product suite contains general-purpose computational fluid dynamics software and specialized products to address specific industry applications.
The Company�� explicit dynamics product suite simulates events involving short-duration, large-strain, large-deformation, fracture, complete material failure or structural problems with complex interactions. This product suite is used for simulating physical events that occur in a short period of time and may result in material damage or failure.
The Company�� electromagnetics product suite provides field simulation software for designing high-performance electronic and electromechanical products. The software streamlines the design process and predicts performance - all prior to building a prototype - of mobile communication and Internet-access devices, broadband networking components and systems, integrated circuits (IC) and printed circuit boards (PCB), as well as electromechanical systems such as automotive components and power electronics equipment.
The Company delivers the ability to perform complete simulation studies as a system for some of the product designs. This is accomplished through a complete set of physics solutions that are integrated into a multiphysics capabilities set. A collaborative simulation environment provides modeling scalability for evaluating entire systems, including three dimensional (3-D) high-fidelity models, multibody dynamics, circuit reduced-order models, and any combination of these.
Simulation Process and Data Management
ANSYS Engineering Knowledge Manager (ANSYS EKM) is a solution for simulation-based process and data management. ANSY! S EKM pro! vides solutions to all levels of a company, enabling an organization to address the issues associated with simulation data, including backup and archival, traceability and audit trail, process automation and intellectual property protection.
The Company�� HPC product suite enables insight into product performance. The HPC product suite delivers cross-physics parallel processing capabilities for the full spectrum of the Company�� simulation software by supporting structural, fluids, thermal and electromagnetic simulations in a single HPC solution.
The Company offers geometry handling solutions for engineering simulation in an integrated environment with direct interfaces to all CAD systems, support of additional readers and translators. It also offers an integrated geometry modeler focused on analysis.
Creating a mesh that transforms a physical model into a mathematical model is a critical and foundational step in almost every engineering simulation study. The Company�� meshing technology provides a means to balance these requirements, obtaining the right mesh for each simulation in the most automated way possible.
Apache Design Low-Power Electronic Solutions
The Company�� suite of Apache software delivers power analysis and optimization pl! atforms a! long with integrated methodologies that provide capabilities for managing the power budget, power delivery integrity, and power-induced noise in an electronic design, from initial prototyping to system sign-off. These solutions deliver correlation to silicon measurement, and the capacity to handle an entire electronic system, including IC, package, and PCB.
Top 10 Companies To Buy Right Now: Celsion Corporation(CLSN)
Celsion Corporation, an oncology drug development company, develops and commercializes targeted chemotherapeutic oncology drugs based on its proprietary heat-activated liposomal technology. The company is developing its lead product, ThermoDox that is in Phase III clinical trial for primary liver cancer; and in phase II clinical trial for treatment of recurrent chest wall breast cancer. It has a license agreement with Yakult Honsha to commercialize and market ThermoDox for the Japanese market. The company also has a license agreement with Duke University under which it received exclusive rights to commercialize and use Duke's thermo-liposome technology. In addition, Celsion Corporation has a joint research agreement with Royal Phillips Electronics to evaluate the combination of Phillips' high intensity focused ultrasound with its ThermoDox to determine the potential of this combination to treat a range of cancers. The company was founded in 1982 and is based in Columbia, M aryland.Advisors' Opinion:
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This is another play on clinical trial progress as a catalyst for higher share prices. This micro-cap stock uses heat-sensitive nano-particles to precisely place cancer-treatment drugs within specific tumors. A number of approaches are currently being tested. The first approach uses its ThermoDox technology in conjunction with radio frequency (RF) ablation for primary liver cancer. ThermoDox is being evaluated under a special protocol assessment with the FDA in a pivotal 600-patient Phase III trial. Results from this study are expected to be released in the next few months.
Celsion shares weakened in the first quarter, as the company has sold new stock on a pair of occasions to keep the balance sheet healthy. Further equity offerings appear likely, but with positive feedback from the FDA, shares could pop nicely higher before that happens.
Top 10 Companies To Buy Right Now: Infosys Technologies Limited(INFY)
Infosys Ltd. provides information technology (IT) and consulting services worldwide. It offers IT services, such as application, architecture, independent validation and testing, information management, infrastructure, packaged application, SOA, systems integration, and knowledge services; product engineering services, manufacturing process and plant solutions, and product lifecycle management services; and consulting services in the areas of information and technology strategies, product innovation, next generation commerce, process excellence, and learning and complex change. The company also provides business process outsourcing solutions in the areas of business platforms, customer service outsourcing, finance and accounting, human resources outsourcing, legal services, sales and fulfillment, and sourcing and procurement outsourcing. In addition, it offers collaborative analytics solutions; digital consumer platform; Finacle universal banking solution; iProwe, a Web ac cessibility assessment product; mConnect, a real-time enterprise middleware; and research and analytical support services. Further, the company offers unified communications and collaboration solution that streamlines business processes between employees, customers, and suppliers; iTransform that helps healthcare organizations accelerate transition to new platforms; and supply chain visibility and collaboration product suite. It serves aerospace and defense, airlines, automotive, banking, capital markets, communication services, consumer packaged goods, manufacturing, education, energy, healthcare, high technology, hospitality and leisure, insurance, life sciences, logistics and distribution, publishing, resources, utilities, and retail industries. Infosys Ltd. has a strategic partnership with Alstom SA. The company was formerly known as Infosys Technologies Limited and changed its name to Infosys Ltd. on June 16, 2011. Infosys Ltd. was founded in 1981 and is headquartered i n Bengaluru, India.Advisors' Opinion:
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Infosys Technologies Ltd. (NASDAQ: INFY) started in 1981 by seven individuals with a paltry investment of USD 250 are today a global leader of IT and consulting with revenues of over US$ 4.8 billion (Financial year end 2010). Infosys has an enviable international presence with over 50 offices and development centers in India, China, Australia, the Czech Republic, Poland, the UK, Canada and Japan.
Infosys and its subsidiaries have 113,796 employees as on March 31, 2010. Infosys takes pride in building strategic long-term client relationships. Over 97% of our revenues come from existing customers. Forbes magazine has named Infosys in its list of Global High Performers. For investors wanting their money to grow without compromising on safety factors, Infosys is the company to park their funds.